Cause of Mysterious Boom Seen?
In honor of the mysterious boom that once again rocked Eureka last night, we present an interview with Rose Long, a city resident, who said she saw the cause of the Booms…or, at least, the cause of a boom that occurred almost a month ago on December 17.
Long said that she was walking down Park Street near Myrtle about 6:30 at night. “I saw fire fall,” she said. “I thought it was a cigar.” Then, she says, she saw another.
I looked up and I saw three white balloons connected together and then …there was something on fire next to them. There was a huge flash, a big boom and my ears were ringing for a couple hours. It was about 20 or so feet in the air off to my right. It was coming from over a fence. It started off high and started getting lower.
There has been speculation before that the boom was caused by “Boom Balloons.” It should be noted, however, that unlike last night, when there were multiple reports throughout the city, the night Long saw the balloons explode, there were very few reports which might indicate that this explosion wasn’t as loud and therefore maybe did not have the same cause as the explosions that have frequently shook up Eureka these last few years.